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Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19.

The virus is spread person to person, primarily when an infected person coughs, sneezes or breathes on an uninfected person. Droplets can be inhaled into the lungs through the mouth or nose, infecting the person.

During the 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended that Americans continue using and drinking tap water as normal. You do not need to boil you tap water before consumption. COVID-19 has not detected in drinking water supplies.

Additionally, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (CDC) stated, “Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19."

The World Health Organization adds that the “presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low.”

As long as you properly treat your water, using your normal treatment methods and processes, coronavirus will not be present in well-drawn water.